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19th February 2018

Ofsted scrapping the SEF, one less job to do?

Ofsted have recently announced that that are scrapping their Early Years Self Evaluation Form (SEF) It’s always been optional, but now the form itself will no longer exist. Jacqueline Midgley; Childcare Consultant and ex Ofsted Inspector has previously spoken here at Connect HQ about the importance of a thorough SEF. Now they’ve been scrapped, we…

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16th February 2018

Claire Parker – My Connect Childcare Journey

Claire Parker, Director of Out Of School Partnership and Owner of School’s Out has written about her journey with Connect Childcare. Read what she has to say here:   My journey to Connect Childcare’s software So, when I started my ‘little’ after school club in 2008 numbers were low, with just a handful of children.…

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29th January 2018

Refer a Friend

Refer a friend to Connect Childcare and claim your £50 voucher! It’s easy… Tell a Friend. Tell another Nursery about the benefits of Connect Childcare… The Nursery approaches us and lets us know that you recommended them. Once they’ve signed up… £50 is all yours! You will be given a £50 voucher to spend on Nursery…

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16th January 2018

Age Apartheid

Age Apartheid. What is it? What can we do about it? And will it really benefit our children? Age Apartheid is our buzz word for January, there are lots of articles in papers and magazines about the issue, but what is it? Age Apartheid is the term used to describe the segregation of generations in…

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2nd January 2018

2018 New year, new plans…

The statistics are in and 2017 was another fantastic year, thanks to our brilliant nurseries and wonderful staff. Thank you all. But there’s no rest for the wicked! We’re back at Connect HQ and we have big plans for the year ahead…   Photos for Parents Coming Soon In the very near future, your parents…

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2nd January 2018

Connect Childcare’s 2017 statistics

2017 was a tough year for the childcare industry. But many of our nurseries have adapted well and we’ve seen even more growth with more nurseries and practitioners than ever using our systems to make their administration more efficient and focus more on the needs of the children in their care. In 2017 there were…

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22nd December 2017

Christmas Competition Winner

Our Christmas Competition is now closed. We had a record breaking number of entries this year with more nurseries (and parents) than ever entering to win a bundle of books for their setting. The lucky winners were Miss Polly’s Kindergarten, who were delighted to hear that they’d won, after being entered into the draw by…

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4th December 2017

Introduce ParentZone using Facebook Live

Facebook Live videos are a fantastic way to introduce ParentZone to your parents. They are free You can connect directly with multiple parents at once The video is available to catch up on later for anyone that’s missed it You can answer parent questions publicly, so won’t need to respond to the same questions again…

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